On March 20, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 7. In addition, a shelter in place order is in effect from March 21 at 5:00 p.m. through April 7. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our buildings will be closed. Staff will be available to answer the phone remotely between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call your child’s school if you have questions or concerns.
Welcome to Community Unit School District 303! We know you will enjoy the opportunities and excellence of our school district. Prompt enrollment and registration allows us to properly schedule buses, assign teachers, and provide any other services that might be necessary in support of your children. Early registration allows us to provide the individual and personal attention your children deserve.
Please note, per state law, a child must be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year. Reliable proof of a child’s identity and age (birth certificate, passport, visa, etc.) will be required at the time of enrollment as will verification of the identity of the parent or guardian.
Before a student can be enrolled, a family must establish residency within the boundaries of District 303. Parents/Guardians must prove residency and provide other pertinent information to enroll their children. If a student leaves the district and returns, the parent/guardian is required to re-enroll their student. All enrollment forms must be submitted in person at the school your children will attend. You can expedite the enrollment process by downloading and completing the appropriate residency and enrollment forms listed below.
Enrollment of NEW students must take place in person. No mailed, emailed or faxed forms will be accepted.
Determine which school your children will attend by searching your home address in the Interactive Boundary Map. In order to enroll a new student, families must complete a Verification of Residency and Enrollment form to prove residency. Documentation is required to demonstrate that the family is living (not just owns property) within District 303 boundaries. Specific documentation will depend on the situations:
A list of acceptable documents is included on the Verification of Residency and Enrollment form.
Please note: The district has the authority to conduct a home visit and/or require additional documentation to verify residency.
In addition to residency documentation, parents/guardians of new students entering the district will need to provide the following documents to the office(s) of the school(s) the student(s) will attend:
Once all required documentation has been received and residency has been verified, the office staff will enter the student's information into eSchool, our student management system. Families new to the district will then be provided a login ID and temporary password for Home Access Center (HAC) and a registration code for Pushcoin, the secure online financial system used to monitor and manage lunch accounts, pay registration fees, etc. See additional information regarding HAC, Pushcoin and Parentlink in the Required Notices section of this Enrollment web page.
Please visit the Health Services page on the district website for information regarding health requirements for new students.
If you have any questions about enrolling in District 303, please call the District Administrative Office at 331.228.2000 or the specific school where your child will attend.
*Required to comply with the Missing Children Records Act [325 ILCS 50/5].
The District accepts nonpublic school students, including parochial and home-schooled students, who live within the District for part-time attendance in the District's regular education program on a space-available basis. Requests for part-time attendance must be submitted to the principal of the school in the school attendance area where the student resides. All requests for attendance in the following school year must be submitted before May 1.
All Parents and Students should review the relevant Student Handbooks
Annual Registration is a yearly event in which parents/guardians update or confirm information for their children and re-affirm residency in District 303.
If your child is 3-5 years old and not eligible for Kindergarten, then the New Early Childhood Student Enrollment packet found below must be completed and turned in to Fox Ridge Early Childhood Center.
For registration information specific to your school, visit the school's website.
Health examinations are due prior to the first day of school for students: 1) entering kindergarten or the first grade; 2) entering the sixth and ninth grades; and 3) enrolling in an Illinois school, regardless of the student's grade, for the first time (including early childhood and special education only services).